Tedder Reserve (Linear Park)

Findon Road Flinders Park SA 5025

Facilities
  • Water
  • Bins
  • Fenced
  • Seating

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For additional information please visit the City of Charles Sturt website.

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Last Updated: January 2, 2009 - Does this listing need updating? Let us know

11 Comments

  1. Kate Natsume
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    This a great place for dogs and owners. It is designed so that dogs can play wth each other while owners talk and watch over their dogs. Our young dog has really benefitted from being able to play regularly with other dogs and meet people who are dog wise and friendly. She is much better socialised as a result.  This place is fun for dogs and people!

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  2. Steve & Colleen King
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    We have been taking our pup there for about 6 weeks now & this has socialised him well he is good with both large breeds & small breeds of dogs. He even gets a little testy when he has not been there for a few days.  The people we have met there are always friendly & mostly the owners watch over their dogs in case play gets a little silly.  The water fountain is brilliant as it can always be topped up with fresh water & our pooch is learning to use the jumps & equipment set up for the dogs.  Overall our visits are rewarding for both us & our dog.  Thanks Charles Sturt Council.

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  3. Anne Sinclair
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    Today Sunday 10th July our toy poodle ‘Harvey’ was savagely attacked by two dogs at Pooch Park. He suffered a broken back and severe internal injuries and as a result had to be put down. Pooch park has in the past been terrific for our dogs. But it just took 2dogs to change that. We are heartbroken as Harvey had been a truly loved member if our family for 13 years. We will never go to that park again.

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    1. Clare
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      Anne – we’re so sorry to hear about what happened to Harvey. What an awful story. Dog parks can be such great fun places for pooches (and their owners) – but it relies on all owners acting responsibly and ensuring their dogs are appropriately trained and supervised.

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    2. Monika
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      Anne, I heard about this attack just today. I am devastated for you! I have two small dogs and started attending the park recently. Initially, I was worried that the larger dogs were too big and boisterous for my small two but all has been going well. That is, until I saw an American Staffy break his leather collar and his owner had zero control. This dog was not aggressive…he just wanted to play but I can’t help but feel that it could have been a similar situation to you. I think this pooch park is great…but for large dogs, not small :-(

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    3. fiona de rosa
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      that is so sad. I am deeply sorry. These parks are like a cocktail. you dont know what you are getting.

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  4. John
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    So sorry to hear about Harvey and what a terrible loss for you. I lost my dog Axle on 5 July, 2011, due to a spinal or disk injury. I had him put down because he became paralysed and the vet said that even if he had surgery there was little chance of him walking again.
    He was a big beautiful dog and he loved the Pooch Park. I don’t know how he got his injury or where it happened but I do recall one occasion where I was really concerned about another dog charging up and biting his neck. Hard sometimes to tell if the dogs are playing or have some nasty intent to injure.
    I’ll never know for certain what happened to my dog but I recommend others to be watchful of there pet at dog parks.

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  5. Hayley
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    We have been taking our young Ridgeback to this park and love it. It’s very sad to read that some people have had very different experiences. Unfortunately it can be hard for people to tell what is ok play behaviour and when it goes too far. I have seen some owners worry and step in as soon as a dog barks and the dog looks so disappointed they aren’t allowed to play, but I’ve seen the other end where a dog is out of control and bothering everyone and the owner does nothing. I fully believe it is up to the owners to watch and control their dogs as no particular size or breed can be named as always worse.

    I would really like to see owners learn good communication skills with other owners too. It can make a massive difference if a responsible owner (particularly of a larger, more boisterous dog) simply asks another owner if they are bothered by the way their dogs are playing and separates the dogs if they are. I know my pup loves rough and tumble play, but it can be quite full on because of his size and youth. There is no aggression what-so-ever and he always listens if the other dog gets grumpy and tells him to back off, but I know the look of the roughness can bother some others and I’m happy to stop him if the other owner isn’t happy about what’s happening.

    Luckily I have found nearly everyone at this dog park is very friendly and responsible with their dogs :)

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  6. John
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    The only disappointing thing about this park is seeing so many dogs fall victim to running into the steel seats that have been installed. The edges are sharp and I’ve seen dogs knocked semi unconscious by running into them during play.

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  7. Joseph
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    Good park, the regular crowd are very responsible and have great dogs big and small. My dog is small and has thin legs (basenji), so I am always cautious to check out the other dogs and owners before I let him go and play. If I think he might get hurt, a walk along the Torrens is always good. After reading about Anne’s poodles, I will be extra cautious.

    The park itself is a bit boring, just sand pits and bark chips with a couple obstacles. But if your dog likes running, this shouldn’t be a problem. Also, few people seem to clean up their dog’s doo doo…

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  8. michelle
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    I took my Gizmo Jo to this park today it was his first time he has just turned 3 he had so much fun playing with all the dogs big and small was very exciting for him all the owners were extremly friendly as were all the dogs so coming back all the time thanks for this park

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